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The chart below lists the cities that have, on average, the most clear days per year. The weather station used in our area is in Santa Maria and we’re 13th on the list with 176 clear days. We get 110 partly cloudy days a year and 80 cloudy days. A clear day denotes zero to 3/10 average sky cover. Partly cloudy is 4/10 to 7/10 tenths. Cloudy is 8/10 to 10/10 tenths.

City

Sunny Days A Year

YUMA,AZ 242
PHOENIX,AZ 211
LAS VEGAS,NV 210
BISHOP,CA 201
FRESNO,CA 194
EL PASO,TX 193
TUCSON,AZ 193
BAKERSFIELD,CA 191
SACRAMENTO,CA 188
LOS ANGELES C.O.,CA 186
STOCKTON,CA 184
WINSLOW,AZ 177
SANTA MARIA,CA 176
BLUE CANYON,CA 174
REDDING,CA 172
ROSWELL,NM 168
ALBUQUERQUE,NM 167
MIDLAND-ODESSA,TX 165
MOUNT SHASTA, CA 164
CLAYTON,NM 162
FLAGSTAFF,AZ 162
LUBBOCK,TX 160
SAN FRANCISCO AP,CA 160
LONG BEACH,CA 159
RENO,NV 158

At the bottom of the list are cities in Alaska and Hilo, Hawaii (36 clear days). The city on the West Coast with the fewest clear days is Astoria, Oregon with 50 days. The lowest California city listed is Eureka with 77 clear days.

Written by Keith Byrd - Go to Keith's Website/Profile